[aprssig] APRSDOS and Soundcards

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Tue Jan 16 08:02:59 CST 2007

On Mon, 15 Jan 2007, Jason Winningham wrote:

> linux/xastir?  I hear someone has it running on an old 486.  You
> didn't mention what you had in the way of storage/media/networking.

You'd need at least a 386SX to do Linux, plus a bunch of RAM.  I've
run Xastir in as little as 32MB before, but if he has very old DOS
machines he may not have enough RAM and/or it may be quite a fight
to get Linux installed on there.

FWIW I started into Linux on a 386SX-20 with 2MB of RAM.  That was
without X11, a custom kernel without all the fluff, and reducing the
number of daemons to a minimum.  Add X11 (required for Xastir) and
you increase your memory requirements quite a bit.

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